Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Princess Bride Tribute Art - "Through the Fire Swamps"

One of the most quoted movies in our household, I always tell my husband to "have fun storming the castle" when he has a difficult work day ahead of him.

This was done over a year ago for Nerdcore show at Ink and Pistons / Slushbox Gallery.

Through the Fire Swamps
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This was one of the first pieces I started to utilize my airbrush again. I haven't airbrushed since school (1992). I used it to smooth out the background and add some glow on the fire, nothing detailed.
As you wish WIP

Instead of drawing the "real" R.O.U.S's, I decided to have a little fun with WWI barrage balloons. I know they don't technically drop bombs, but it looks cool.
Sketch for Fireswamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Bicycle-riding Hedgehog Painting - "Arthur"

Please meet "Arthur," newest forest friend in my Fair Isle woodland creatures. He is out apple picking and riding his bicycle in the countryside.

Hedgehog Painting, "Arthur"
Acrylic 8x8 on cradled board
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Woodland Critters in Fair Isle Sweater

It's been a while AGAIN since I last posted on the blog. I'm not even going to attempt to catch up this time. I'm just going to go ahead and share what I've been working on most recently. Trying to go back to last couple years is too overwhelming. So excuse my absence, I'll try to flashback every once in a while if I remember anything significant.

Last few months I've been having fun with cute forest animals dressed in Fair Isle sweaters. I used to knit and found the patterns beautiful. Please meet Homer, Cecil, and Abigail:

"Homer" - Rabbit in Fair Isle Sweater
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"Cecil" - Deer in Fair Isle Sweater
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"Abigail" - Bear in Fair Isle Sweater
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They are each 4x6 oil paintings.

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They started off as Inktober daily drawing project:

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